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Canon PhotoMarathon 2017

The region’s largest, annual photo competition is back. This year, Canon PhotoMarathon is expending to China mainland. In total, more than 22,000 photo enthusiasts from different communities are expected to showcase their photo masterpieces.

Apart from attractive category prizes, all the Best of Show winners from each competition will win an exclusive spot in the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship held in 2018, which is valued at more than US$5,000. The Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship will see these winners from across Asia converge on an all-expenses paid trip (destination to be advised next year) that promises awe-inspiring scenery for any photography buff. Apart from the chance to explore various facets of photography under the tutelage of a professional photographer, the event will also involve further theme challenges which be a test of mettle to select the champion among winners.

The Singapore leg of Canon PhotoMarathon is happening on 23 September. For the first time ever, Canon will be issuing a finisher medal pin to participants who have completed all three themes.

Registration for Canon PhotoMarathon is still open. What are you waiting for?

PS: 23 September also happen to be Polling Day for the Presidential Elections. If there are more than one eligible candidate for the election, the PhotoMarathon will start 3 hours later than original timing. Visit Canon Singapore Facebook page for more info.

Food photography tips from Canon Imaging Academy

Singapore Restaurant Week is just around the corner. If you are planning to share all the good food on social media, here are some tips from Canon Imaging Academy to help you take the perfect photo.

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Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2016

Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2016 is now open for registration.

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Date: 19 November 2016 (Saturday)
Venue: Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre 401- 402
Registration Fee: $15

For more info and registration, visit Canon PhotoMarathon website.

Canon EOS M10 coming to Singapore

Fans of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras will be glad to know that Canon’s latest addition to the EOS M range, the EOS M10, will be available in Singapore by end of November.

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The EOS M10 is paired with the new compact EF-M15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens that ensures high image quality in every shot. Equipped with a 3 inch tilt-type LCD touchscreen that extends to 180 degrees, the EOS M10 has an intuitive user interface that also enables selfies from varied angles. Photographers also benefit from an enhanced user experience with its Creative Assist editing capabilities and connectivity features.

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Powered by the advanced Canon DIGIC 6, the processor handles images quietly at swift speed and ensures high speed processing with low power consumption. Paired with the 18.0 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution and clarity in images will stand out. Even in dim lighting, the high ISO speed performance from 100 – 12800 on the EOS M10 will capture rich colours and details. The EOS M10 uses an APS-C sized sensor, commonly used in the EOS DSLR range of cameras. The larger sensor size powerfully captures more light during exposure, ensuring higher image quality typically associated with DSLR cameras.

The Canon EOS M10 will be available in Singapore from end November at the following recommended retail price.

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Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon just announced the successor to their popular EF35mm f/1.4L USM which was release in 1998.

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The Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is the first model to use Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics), an optical element capable of achieving a new level of sharpness by reducing chromatic aberration when combined with concave and convex lenses. This enables the lens to render superb image quality and performance, making full use of the brightness of a large aperture.

BR optics is capable of correcting chromatic aberration, thus significantly reducing colour fringing, a common occurrence found in large-diameter lenses. In addition to BR optics, the lens is made up of two aspherical lenses and a UD lens, which helps it achieve high image quality across the entire image frame from edge-to-edge.

The newly designed 9-blade circular aperture is able to produce more attractive bokeh effects. 35mm is a great focal length for both Full Frame and APS-C cropped frame.

The new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM is expected to be available in Singapore from mid-October 2015. Singapore pricing is not available yet.